Look for Less: Gucci vs. Marks & Spencer Leopard Velvet Dress

This weekend I spent a few hours weaving in and out of high street stores in Westfield London to see what was new for the holiday season and what would be good to feature on the site. As I was walking through the aisles of Marks & Spencer a woman came out of the fitting rooms to show her mother a dress she was trying on. I kid you not, I was momentarily confused about where I was. This woman was wearing a leopard velvet dress from Marks & Spencer that was a dead ringer for a Gucci dress I saw stroll down a catwalk just eight months ago. The big difference here, however, was the fact that the Gucci Leopard Velvet Dress carries a price tag of £2,120, while the Marks & Spencer Leopard Velvet Dress is a drop in the bucket by comparison at £59. Now the secret to wearing this look for less is buying a size bigger than you normally would so that you get more a sag with the v-neck and draping in general. It’s a gorgeous piece for the holiday season!
Images: Style.com / Marks & Spencer


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